Quick Facts You Need To Know About Sugar Production In India

During the sugar season 2018-19, 416 sugar mills of the country produced about 10.7 million tonnes of sugar till January 15, 2019, as against 11.8 million tonnes by 496 mills in the corresponding period of 2017-18 sugar season.

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Quick Facts You Need To Know About Sugar Production In India

According to India’s Consumer Affairs, food & Public Distribution Ministry’s data, during the sugar season 2018-19, 416 sugar mills of the country produced about 10.7 million tonnes of sugar till January 15, 2019, as against 11.8 million tonnes by 496 mills in the corresponding period of 2017-18 sugar season.

According to information given by the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Danve Raosaheb Dadarao on 29th November in Rajya Sabha, during current sugar season 2019-20, sugar mills in some of the States, particularly Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka have started sugar production earlier than last year but the sugar production in the country is estimated to be about 273 Lakh MT, as against about 332 Lakh MT produced last year.

In order to improve the liquidity of sugar mills to enable them to clear the cane dues of the Farmers in time, the Government has already taken various measures for the current sugar season including creation of buffer stocks of 40 Lakh MT with interest subvention of about Rs 1674 Cr to be borne by Government, Maximum Admissible Export Quantity of 60 Lakh MT with financial assistance of about 6200 cr and also allowed production of ethanol from C-Hy or B-Hy molasses or sugarcane juice or  sugar syrup or sugar for supply  to oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) under Ethanol Blended with Petrol (EBP) Programme at remunerative prices, the minister said.

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